The CAATE accredits educational programs in athletic training at three different levels:
Professional Programs lead to eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification examination and to enter the profession of athletic training. Professional Programs are available at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree levels.
Post-Professional Degree Programs lead to a degree (masters or doctorate) for learners that are already credentialed as athletic trainers and expand the depth and breadth of the applied, experiential, and propositional knowledge and skills of athletic trainers through didactic, clinical, and research experiences. These programs DO NOT qualify the learner to sit for the BOC exam.
Post-Professional Residency Programs are formal educational programs that offer structured curricula, including didactic and clinical components, to educate Athletic Trainers. They are designed to build upon and expand the Athletic Trainer’s knowledge and experience acquired during professional (entry-level) education.
The database may be searched by program type (professional, post professional degree, post professional residency), degree level, or state.
Instructions: You can use any of the individual search criteria below to filter your search. To further narrow down results be sure to search by BOTH program type AND degree. Click here for details on Accreditation Statuses.